Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

MDA to close all its regional offices

The Mississippi Development Authority will close all eight regional offices around the state effective June 30. Eleven positions will be eliminated, 10 of which are currently filled, said Jeff Rent, public relations and media manager for the agency. The offices are located in Senatobia, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian, Summit, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, as well as Jackson. […] [...]

Meridian’s FMC relocating headquarters to Florida

MERIDIAN — Headquarters for a 60-year-old Meridian company with more than 40 branches throughout Mississippi and Louisiana will relocate to Florida in July. Financial Management and Investment Corp. will move its headquarters from Meridian to Pensacola, Florida, said company CEO Tag Purvis. “Recently, we were courted by the city of Pensacola as a targeted industry,” […] [...]

Federal agency gives $1.5M for Meridian work training center

by Published: March 10,2015

Tags: Business, Meridian, Mississippi, NEWS

MERIDIAN — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a $1.5 million grant Monday to help Meridian Community College renovate and expand the college’s workforce development center. College President Scott Elliott said the grant will allow the college to complete work on the center, housed in a former Wal-Mart store. “Communities who are successful in attracting […] [...]

MSU renames building on Meridian campus for Deen

by Published: February 13,2015

Tags: Business, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi State, NEWS, university

MERIDIAN — Mississippi State University has honored a longtime philanthropist with the naming of the business building on the Meridian campus for Robert B. Deen Jr. The ceremony Thursday formally designated the Newberry Building at the MSU-Meridian Riley Campus as the Robert B. Deen Jr. Building. The 20,000-square-foot building is home to the MSU-Meridian Campus’ […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: MDOC controversy reveals contract procurement weaknesses

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) controversy has exposed weaknesses in the state’s contract procurement processes. With regard to MDOC, the legislature exempted many contracts from competitive procurement, cracking open the door for abuse.   Allegations have surfaced that even competitive bids can be manipulated. Vendors allege being directed to bid low to get contracts […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Lowest Common Denominators, Politicians, and Common Core

I wonder if “lowest common denominator” shows up in the Common Core State Standards? Well, it probably shows up in the math standards since that’s how you add fractions. But it ought to be highlighted in the language standards too, since that’s the level of most political language today, particularly in Mississippi. “Something of small […] [...]

American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally […] [...]

Silver Airways ordered to continue service

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to remain in Meridian, Hattiesburg and Tupelo until a replacement airline is found. Transportation officials made a similar announcement last week for Greenville. It announced the order for the other three airports yesterday. Silver Airways began service to those airports in October 2012, […] [...]

CertainTeed says $103M settlement won’t hamper Meridian restart

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, CertainTeed, JACKSON, Meridian, Mississippi

Building materials maker CertainTeed says a defective product settlement that leaves the company on the hook for $103 million won’t jeopardize plans to reopen a ceiling materials plant in Meridian in 2014. The Valley Forge-Pa. based CertainTeed says work is on track for a July reopening of the ceiling tile plant the company closed in […] [...]

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